OSAMU TEZUKA

The “god of manga”, Osamu Tezuka alone created comics with epic stories and established the foundation of anime culture in Japan. His legacy continues through his influence of many noted manga artists, including Fujiko F. Fujio and Mitsuteru Yokoyama (author of Tetsujin 28-go). Tezuka produced a series of popular manga hits for over 40 years until his death in 1989. The Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, located where he grew up in Takarazuka, Hyogo Pref., and managed by Takarazuka City, exhibits a number of precious historical materials and works of manga and anime.

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One of his masterpieces, Tetsuwan ATOM (Astro Boy), became the first domestically produced 30-minute TV anime series in Japan. Tezuka not only drew the original manga but also handled the animation production. He adopted a method called “limited animation” requiring simplified motion while allowing the story itself to bring true strength to the work. This labor-saving technique had an enormous influence on subsequent Japanese anime works. Ribon no Kishi (Princess Knight), inspired by watching many performances of the all-girl Takarazuka Revue, helped establish a genre called “girl manga.” Black Jack, which drew on his knowledge as a medical doctor, helped launch the medical manga genre.

In the library at the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum, you can see his works translated into various languages from around the world.

Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum

7-65 Mukogawa
Takarazuka-shi, Hyogo Pref.

OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
Sumo wrestler
大相撲力士
Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)
人力車
Chopsticks
Kaminari-mon
雷門
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Asakusa
浅草
Tokyo Sky Tree
東京スカイツリー
Shiisaa
シーサー
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Steakhouse
ステーキハウス
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Italy
Sengoku Muso
Japan
Suite PreCure
Japan
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Hong Kong
BRAVE10/ TIGER&BUUNY
The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.
Tea master
茶道家
Antique fair
東寺弘法市
Kyoto confectionary
京菓子
Café from another world
純喫茶
Picks
楊枝
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
WASABI
山葵
TEMPURA
天婦羅
RAMEN
ラーメン
KOHEI NAWA
YAYOI KUSAMA
TABAIMO
Nerhol
SANJA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
MENBURYU
NEBUTA MATSURI
KARATEDO
空手
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
KYUDO
弓道
SADO
茶道
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
SHOGI
SHOGI
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR